It has been said that of all of this band’s early hits, this one has probably aged the best. One critic said the band’s charismatic lead singer “drops the cryptic self-mythology long enough to deliver a tender, heartfelt lyric on lost love."
You may have noticed that the music video has two versions. The only difference was a scene where the group is watching television and a Christmas tree is shown. In the other, the tree is removed.
This was because of the date of release for certain markets. The "Christmas" version was for European countries and the "regular version" was for the other markets, where the song was released in Spring 1983.
This band has sold more than 50 million records. Their hits include "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me", "I'll Tumble 4 Ya", "Church of the Poison Mind" and "Karma Chameleon"
In the UK they amassed twelve Top 40 hit singles between 1982 and 1999, including the two number ones and today’s song, while not a number one because Irene Cara’s “Flashdance...What A Feeling” wouldn’t budge from the top spot that year, IS included on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's list of the 500 songs that shaped rock and roll.
This band’s lead singer occasionally sang with the group Bow Wow Wow, performing under the stage name Lieutenant Lush with the group, but he decided to start his own band and enlisted bassist Mikey Craig, drummer Jon Moss, and finally guitarist Roy Hay joined the group.
The band soon realized they had an Irish gay man as the lead singer, a black Briton on bass, a blond Englishman on guitar and keyboards, and a Jewish drummer, they eventually decided to name the group…
Culture Club..."Time (Clock of the Heart)"...On K103’s I Know That Song
And congrats to Susan Roberts of West Linn who guessed this weeks theme to win free lunch at Jersey Mikes, Always A Sub Above. She guessed this weeks theme was songs with "time" in the title as we head into the time change this weekend.